Empowering Youth | United Way Bay Area

When college doesn’t end happily ever after.

Heather moved from her dorm to her car—and then found EAN. Graduating college should be an exciting time in one’s life, but too often lower-income students find themselves struggling to make ends meet as they search for the...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

From Volunteer to Client to Staff

Carmen learned the value of SparkPoint financial coaching firsthand; now she’s helping others to do the same. Carmen was dropping off her son at preschool when she first spotted United Way’s SparkPoint across the street. She went to...

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Jobs | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Tacos for the Win

Through hard work and a little help from SparkPoint, Jesse started his own catering business; now he’s paying it forward. When hard times hit, Jesse—like many in the Bay Area—struggled to find well-paying work. Soon he and his...

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Basic Needs | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California 2019

New United Way Report Finds More Than 1 in 3 Households in California Struggle to Meet Basic Needs Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California 2019, a report released by the United Ways of California...

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Emerging Leaders | Philanthropy | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Emerging Leaders Fighting Poverty

Read how one of UWBA’s Emerging Leaders is helping fight Bay Area poverty. Meet Oscar Alvarez. He is a new member of the Steering Committee of United Way Bay Area’s Emerging Leaders, a group of philanthropic young professionals...

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Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Making Retirement Savings Accessible For All

UWBA and CalSavers Launch New Retirement Savings Program for Millions of Californians Lacking Access United Way Bay Area, in partnership with CalSavers, recently hosted the CalSavers Bay Area event to raise awareness about a new retirement savings program...

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Philanthropy | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Salesforce.org & United Way Introduce New Volunteering Capability

Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and United Way Worldwide, the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit, today announced a new volunteering capability for Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud that allows employees to volunteer and connect...

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Advocacy | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Advocating For An Equal Chance For All

UWBA advocates at state capitol in support of California’s children and immigrant families It’s state budget season in Sacramento and our legislators are hard at work hammering out the details of this year’s state budget. While our leaders...

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Impact | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

United Way Reboots Brand With Help of New Tech Tools

How does a 132 year-old organization like the United Way stay fresh in fast-changing tech times? Chief Marketing Officer of United Way Worldwide, Lisa Bowman talks about how United Way reframed its brand and teamed up with Salesforce.org...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Artist-friendly, Free Tax Preparation

Gina is a San Francisco-based artist who got her taxes done with United Way’s free tax prep program, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!. See what she loves about it.    

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